Head of Asia-Pacific Operations
Damian Bierman is Head of Asia-Pacific Operations for Portware LLC. His responsibilities include running the company's Hong Kong office, and overseeing client services for the region.
Prior to joining Portware, Damian served as Head of FIX Product Services in Asia-Pacific for Javelin Technologies (a subsidiary of NYFIX, Inc), and ran the NYFIX office in Hong Kong. Damian joined Javelin in 2000 as a Client Manager, serving as the primary technical resource for a long list of buy- and sell-side customers. In 2002 he accepted a role to lead the Javelin Quality Assurance team, and spent the next three years establishing a solid QA process for the company’s industry-leading FIX Technology Suite, building and managing a motivated team of test engineers and product specialists. In 2004, Damian relocated to Hong Kong to establish NYFIX Asia-Pacific, to further develop the company's regional FIX Product offering.
Damian received his B.S. in Cognitive Science from Carnegie Mellon University in May 1997.
Co-Chairs FPL Asia Pacific Education & Marketing Sub-Committee, and
Director, Autobahn Equity Sales, Deutsche Bank
Christopher Brown is currently a London based Director, Autobahn Equity Sales at Deutsche Bank.
Prior to that, Christopher was Executive Director, Regional Business Development at Chi-X Asia Pacific. He was responsible for sales, client on boarding and ongoing support at Chi-X; supporting all brokerage and proprietary trading firm participants in the 3 Asian venues, Chi-X Japan, Chi-X Australia and Chi-east. Christopher, in this role, also managed all relationships with the institutional buyside and Hedge Fund community of traders that trade electronically and access indirectly Chi-X’ alternative venues. Prior to Chi-X Global, Christopher was Managing Director and Head of Asia Sales for the Mergermarket Group, responsible for establishing the business in Asia and creating the Asian arm of a multimillion dollar ‘special situations’ intelligence business that was subsequently sold to the Financial Times Group.
Executive Vice President, Sales & Clients
Mr. Chew Sutat is Head of Sales & Clients and is responsible for the Exchange's distribution network including growing market participation and the Membership base.
Mr. Chew joined SGX in June 2007 and was appointed to the Executive Committee in May 2008. He was previously Group Head, Investment & Treasury Products at Standard Chartered Bank. He was responsible for the Global Wealth Management investment and treasury products business, strategy and development in the bank’s existing geographic franchises as well as new ventures.
Before Standard Chartered Bank, Mr. Chew was with OCBC Securities, where he headed the development of non-traditional investment products and services for its customers. He began his career with DBS Bank in the Custody function, and held varying portfolios in strategic planning and business development for institutional banking, as well as private clients.
Mr. Chew graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (1st Class Honours) degree in Philosophy Politics & Economics (PPE) from Oxford University, Keble College in 1996. He also holds a Master of Arts degree from Oxford.
Siddharth Chhabria is part of the Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading (GSET) team, currently based out of Singapore covering sales and marketing. He has been with Goldman Sachs since 2007 and was previously a sales team leader for Bloomberg L.P. in India (2002-2007). Prior to Bloomberg, Siddharth has been a broker in the fixed income markets with various firms.
Executive Director, Equities, Electronic Trading
Michael has spent six years working in sales/marketing for Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading (GSET) in its New York, Tokyo, and Hong Kong offices. While sales is his primary focus, he regularly engages in marketing campaign development and execution, assists with product development (Smart Order routing, internalization, TCA, and algorithmic strategies), and publishes thought pieces in trade journals (most recently on India SOR). Michael frequently participates in electronic trading conferences and related industry events across Asia, and over the past two years, he has been an active participant in the FPL’s Asia Pacific Trading Summit planning committee. Michael holds a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin’s Red McCombs School of Business.
Co-Chair FPL Asia Pacific Regional Committee, and
Director, Daiwa Capital Markets
Zoltan is a Director of Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong Ltd. and a member of the Electronic Trading team in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Daiwa he worked as a buy-side trader at State Street where he spent 10 years in technology and trading. He serves as the co-chair of FPL’s Asia Pacific Regional Committee and is also a member of FPL's Global Steering Committee. Previously, he was a member of FPL's Algorithmic Trading Working Group where he helped with the development of FIXatdl (FIX Algorithmic Trading Definition Language) an XML based language used to define algorithmic trading parameters.
Co-Chair FPL Asia Pacific Regional Committee, and
Director of Strategic Development, GETCO Asia
E. John Fildes is Director of Strategic Development for GETCO Asia, where he is responsible for relationships with exchanges, regulators and market participants across the region as well as driving the company’s high-frequency trading and market-making strategies in Asian markets.
Previously he was Managing Director and COO, Asia, of Instinet Pacific, responsible for all the operations of Instinet in Asia including Japan. Prior to joining Instinet in 2006 he was with Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong for 10 years where he held positions as the Head of Equity Marketing and Head of Electronic and Program Trading for Asia-Pacific. Before that he was the Head of MSCI for Asia Pacific and was actively involved in the launch of MSCI futures contracts for Taiwan and Singapore on SIMEX. He is the Co-Chair FPL Asia Pacific Regional Committee, and former Board Member of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Mr. Fildes held various positions in Europe with the Financial Times, Standard and Poor¹s and Reuters.
Mr. Fildes studied Law at the University of Liverpool.
Head of Commodity Investment Business Development, Asia ex-Japan
BNP Paribas GECD Hong Kong
Médéric is a specialist in structured products on Commodities, working closely with clients over the last 8 years to develop tailor-made commodity solutions.
Médéric joined BNP Paribas in 2004, in the Equities and Commodity Derivatives Structuring team in New York. In 2005, he started working specifically for corporate clients in France and Belgium. In 2007, he was appointed Head of Business Development for institutional clients in Germany and Austria. Since 2010, Médéric is the Head of Commodity Investment Business Development Asia ex-Japan, covering clients in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, Korea and Malaysia. Prior to joining the company, he worked at Credit Agricole in Paris, in the Commodity & Equity Derivatives Structuring team.
Médéric graduated from the ‘Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees’ (French Engineering School) and holds a Masters degree in Mathematics, majoring in Finance.
Promontory Financial Group
Ronald Gould is Managing Director of the Promontory Financial Group, one of the world’s leading advisors to governments and financial institutions in countries around the world. Promontory provides strategic advice on structure, governance, regulatory affairs and acquisition due diligence among its areas of expertise. Promontory is now expanding its geographic footprint across Asia. Previously, Ron was Chief Executive of Chi-X Asia Pacific where he drove the creation of new trading markets in the region. Chi-X was a leader in the development of alternative trading venues.
Gould was Senior Advisor at the UK Financial Services Authority and throughout the global financial crisis, played an important role in the re-structuring of financial institutions and the supervision of complex investment organisations. He was the Chief Executive Officer/Founder of ABG Sundal Collier ASA ("ABGSC"), a listed specialist investment bank with activities in investment research, securities trading, corporate finance and asset management.
Prior to ABGSC, Mr. Gould was Senior Executive Vice President and Managing Director of AXA Investment Managers, the AXA Group holding company for investment management activities where he created that firm’s international and quant business lines. He was previously Vice Chairman of Barclays asset management businesses, where he built that Group’s extensive international expansion including creation of BGI.
Mr. Gould’s career in the investment business includes research, portfolio management, institutional and mutual fund business development. He was the founder of one of the first international investment groups in the US, one of the first foreign owned Trust Banks in Japan and successful investment management companies in Asia, Japan, the UK and continental Europe.
Mr. Gould is an economics graduate of Washington University. Married with two children, he is an avid ocean sailor, an undistinguished skier and an active consumer of Japanese history.
Asia Regional Corporate Correspondent
Jeremy Grant will be the Asia Regional Corporate correspondent for the Financial Times based in Singapore from May 2012. He will cover Singapore, Malaysia, financial and business news and analysis from across South East Asia in conjunction with the FT’s correspondents based in the region. Jeremy will regularly contribute to Companies and Markets’ Inside Asia column. He will also provide exchanges, clearing, high-frequency trading and market structures coverage from the region for FT Trading Room.
Previously, Jeremy Grant edited and wrote for FT Trading Room from London, which he launched in 2009. FT Trading Room is a section of FT.com providing a single source of intelligence for trading, exchanges, clearing, settlement, financial markets regulation and trading technology,
His background in exchanges coverage started with an assignment as Chicago & Midwest correspondent for the FT (2002-05), covering US derivatives exchanges. He then spent three years in Washington, DC covering financial regulation focused on the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
In Chicago, Grant also held the posts of US Automotive Correspondent and US Consumer Industries Correspondent (including food, obesity and agriculture).
He returned to the FT’s London office in March 2008, as Senior Corporate Reporter covering British business news and trends, as well as stock and derivatives exchanges/clearing and emerging trading platforms in Europe.
Grant started at the FT as the paper’s first Vietnam Correspondent based in Hanoi (1994-98), followed by reporting in the London-based Capital Markets team and over three years as European companies page editor. He also reported from the FT’s Frankfurt and Zurich bureaux.
He graduated with a B.A. (Joint Hons.) in German & Politics from Bristol University in 1986.
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Head of Asia-Pacific Product Strategy
Mr. Hurewitz is responsible for the Instinet’s alternative execution venues, execution management tools and algorithmic trading products in the region. He also manages the firm’s DMA and algorithmic offerings as well as its broker relationships.
Prior to joining Instinet, Mr. Hurewitz was Head of Sales for BlocSec at CLSA, and Asia-Pacific Head of Electronic Trading Products at HSBC. He has also been an active member and supporter of FPL, the standards body for electronic trading, for the past ten years, including editing FIXGlobal magazine.
Co-Chairs FPL Asia Pacific Education & Marketing Sub-Committee
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Chris Jenkins joined TORA in 2006 and is Managing Director, Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong. In his role at TORA, Chris is responsible for expanding the company’s presence across Asia where it delivers front-office trading, technology and liquidity solutions to aid buy-side institutions in achieving best execution. As a member of TORA’s global executive team, Chris is also integral to strategic business development and expansion of the company’s electronic trading solutions for the buy-side.
Chris has over ten years of experience in the financial software industry, with over eight years in Asia, and has served as the Co-Chairman of Education and Marketing for FIX Protocol Limited Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining TORA, Chris worked at Macgregor in London, later opening and leading their Hong Kong office in 2003, and then joined SWIFT in Hong Kong. Chris started his career as a stock broker at Midland Bank and then moved to AXA’s asset management group in London.
He holds a B.A. in Politics and a Post Graduate Diploma in European Studies from Loughborough University.
Director - Head of South East Asia Execution Sales
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Josephine Kim is a Director in charge of the South East Asia Execution Sales for BofA. Prior to BofA, Josephine was at Credit Suisse working for both Hong Kong and Singapore offices covering North East and South East Asia based clients. She has earned Bachelors in Economics from University of London and Masters in Accounting and Finance from City Business School in UK.
Executive Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and a Group Executive Director of the Board
REORIENT Group Limited
Angelina Kwan, Executive Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of the Board of REORIENT Group Limited (HKEx stock code 376, formerly Asia TeleMedia Limited (“ATL”)) is responsible for all operating aspects of the Group's businesses and future ventures. She previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Mansion House Securities (F.E.) Limited, the wholly owned operating subsidiary of ATL, where she ran its operations and whilst working with the Liquidators and the Investor successfully restructured and relisted the Group. She is also the Managing Director and Founder of Stratford upon Avon Finance Limited, a Compliance and Corporate Governance Consulting Firm. She was previously the Chief Operating Officer for the Cantor Fitzgerald Group of companies and was also with the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong where she held the positions of Director of the Supervision of Markets Division as well as Director of Enforcement. Miss Kwan has over 25 years of experience in Management, Regulation, Compliance, Audit and Internal Audit across a wide range of businesses in both Asia and the US.
A Certified Public Accountant both in Hong Kong and the United States, Miss Kwan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting), an M.B.A. (Finance) and a Bachelor of Laws. She is an Honorary Adjunct Professor of Finance for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a SFC appointed Director and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities Institute, a Hong Kong Government appointed member of the Financial Reporting Council Process Review Panel, a Director of the Securities Industry Development Corporation of Malaysia, an Independent Non-executive Director of Aviva Life Insurance Hong Kong, and serves on a number of Boards and Committees. She lectures frequently for various international government and regulatory organisations as well as course providers.
Executive Director FX Products, Asia
K.C. Lam was appointed Director and Head of FX Business Line in Asia for CME Group in November 2007. He is responsible for helping to execute CME Group's Asian FX business strategy including developing new FX products and services and increasing trading volume and distribution of FX futures and options on CME Globex®, the exchange's electronic trading platform. He is also responsible for promoting CME Group’s OTC FX Clearing services through ClearPort, further diversifying the company's customer base and building product awareness across the region.
Prior to joining the company, Lam served as Head of Sales for ICAP E-Broking in Asia, where he was responsible for leading the firm's new and existing product sales efforts throughout the Asia Pacific region. He had oversight responsibility for launching several currency pairs and recruiting 48 new customers, including the seven largest banks in China. Prior to joining ICAP E-Broking, Lam held regional leadership positions with Siebel Systems, Inc. and Commerce One Inc. with a particular emphasis on Asian operations. He has also held VP marketing and consulting positions with both Oracle Corporation and Booz-Allen & Hamilton.
Lam earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from National University of Singapore and a MBA from the UK. He is a member of ACI Singapore (The Financial Markets Association of Singapore), member of AIMA (The Alternative Investment Management Association) and TMA Hong Kong (Treasury Markets Association). He speaks Bahasa Malaysia, Indonesian and Mandarin as well as several Chinese dialects.
Director, Head of Autobahn Equity Asia
Greg Lee is Head of the Deutsche Bank Autobahn Equity trading group for the Asian region. Deutsche Bank Autobahn Equity is the Bank's Direct Market Access and Algorithmic trading platform.
Greg started his career at Tibco before moving to Reuters and UBS and has built, deployed and managed trading systems in Australia, New Zealand, United States, Switzerland, Japan, India, Thailand and Hong Kong.
Head of Radianz, Asia
BT Global Banking & Financial Markets
Matthew Lempriere is responsible for running the Asian market for BT Radianz. As part of BT Global Banking and Financial Markets, the Radianz team is based across the Asian region. Matthew has been involved in Business Development since the creation of Radianz in 2000 when the company was formed by Reuters and Equant. Matthew’s career has always been focused on the Financial Services Industry and he has been involved in developing leading innovations such a Proximity Hosting and Ultra-low latency network solutions which Radianz has pioneered, particularly the new Radianz global low latency product suite. A keen scuba diver, Matthew is a PADI Instructor and has run a Dive Centre located in Phuket, Thailand.
Chief Executive Officer
Glenn Lesko is CEO of Instinet in Asia, and is responsible for the firm's business units - Instinet Japan Limited, Instinet Pacific Limited, Instinet Singapore Services Private Limited and Instinet Australia Pty Limited - in the region.
Mr. Lesko, a CFA charterholder, previously headed Instinet's U.S.-based International Trading Group. Mr. Lesko joined Instinet in 2006 from CF Global Trading, where he had served as a partner since 2003, and before that, served two years as a managing director at Deutsche Bank, directing the firm’s international trading desk. Prior to that, Mr. Lesko spent 10 years at ABN AMRO and its affiliates, first heading its Asian trading desk in Hong Kong and later its international trading desk in New York.
Founder & Director
Peter Lewis Consulting (China)
Mr. Lewis has almost 30 years experience of global securities and derivatives markets with direct management and leadership experience in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Australia, India, UK, France and USA. He is an expert in global futures & options markets and their trading, clearing and technology requirements, and strong contacts with industry leaders, exchange executives and regulators. Peter has extensive trading and risk management experience gained from ‘head of trading’ roles at leading global investment banks. A proven track record in developing start-up businesses, enhancing profitability and growing each segment of a global equities operation (distribution & sales, ECM, trading and research). Very knowledgeable of securities and futures regulations and proven track record of implementing the necessary controls to ensure compliance. Regular TV and radio appearances and speaker at conferences & seminars. Dedicated to maintaining a reputation built on quality, service, and uncompromising ethics.
Peter was the CEO and Head of Asian Equities & Equity Derivatives of MFGlobal Hong Kong until 2011. Before he came to Hong Kong, he was the Global Head of Equity Trading at HSBC (London).
Executive Director, Head of BNPP Electronic & Algorithmic Trading Services (BEATS) Pan Asia
BNP Paribas Securities
Mr. Quentin Limouzi is currently Head of BNPP Electronic & Algorithmic Trading Services (BEATS) based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for the electronic trading platform for cash equities and listed derivatives Pan Asia.
Quentin joined BNP Paribas in 2007 where he was responsible for the development of the electronic trading platform in Japan. After the successful launch there, he spent two years in expanding the platform and execution team in Hong Kong. He has been running the BEATS business for the region since 2009.
Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Quentin was with TradingScreen, an American company based in Japan. He was Head of Sales for Asia Pacific as well as a partner of the firm.
Quentin was the Co-Chair FPL Singapore Working Group in 2011. He obtained a Master's degree in Management from EMLYON Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Lyon. He was majoring in Quantitative Analysis.
Regional Director, Asia Pacific, FIX Protocol Ltd, and
Mr. Edward Mangles is the founder and Publisher of FIXGlobal, the official publication of the FIX Protocol. He has a long history within the financial technology sector and has worked closely with FPL for a number of years. He has supported the organisation’s Asia Pacific committee for the past 10 years, playing a key role in promoting FIX adoption across the region. He has also worked for leading financial publishing and marketing firms in both London and Hong Kong. In March 09 Mr. Edward Mangles was appointed FPL Asia Pacific Regional Director.
Head of Execution
Head of execution at Nomura, looking after pan asian exchange trading, algorithms, exchange access.
Head of Electronic Execution
Macquarie Securities Australia
Stuart is the Head of Electronic Execution for Macquarie Securities Australia and is responsible for their dark pool and electronic execution business. Previous to joining Macquarie Stuart spent 5 years in London, nearly 4 of those with ITG managing their electronic product suite in a fragmenting European market.
Hirander Misra is currently Chairman of financial markets consulting firm TRG Markets Ltd, which helps firms deliver change in market structure, trading and regulatory compliance from advisory through to implementation.
He is also Managing Director of Misra Ventures Ltd, an independent consultancy providing specialist senior level advisory services to exchanges, trading venues and electronic trading firms.
Previously, he was Chief Executive and co-founder of Algo Technologies Ltd responsible for running Algo Technologies to deliver low latency trading solutions.
Prior to holding this position, he was the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Chi-X Europe Ltd. Hirander was instrumental in taking the company from concept in November 2005 to reality resulting in a successful launch on 30th March 2007. At the time of his departure in February 2010, Chi-X Europe had grown to be the second largest exchange in Europe behind LSE Group.
Hirander began his career as a graduate at Reuters and has a BSc from the London School of Economics and an MSc with distinction in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City University London.
SVP Director of Asian Trading
Franklin Templeton Investments
George Molina, Senior Vice President (Asian Trading). In his position he is responsible for Equity Trading and Execution Management in Asia.
Mr. Molina joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1997 as an equity trader in their FL, USA office. In 2002 he relocated to Hong Kong where he became regional head of equity trading with responsibility for opening Franklin Templeton’s domestic trading desks in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, India and China.
Prior to joining Franklin Templeton Investments, George traded Asian and Latin American Securities for Scudder Stevens & Clark in New York City. He is Founder and Chairman of Asia Trader Forum where he is responsible for leading a team of buy side institutional peers for the promotion of best practices in the market place.
George is the former Co-Chair of FIX Protocol Limited Asia.
Head of Asia Pacific Market Structure
Jessica Morrison is the Head of Asia Pacific Market Structure for Deutsche Bank. A role that is still new to Asia, she focuses on the effect that changes in regulation and technology have on trading behaviours in Equity products. Quantitative data including volumes, turnovers, volatility, correlation and spreads are considered to look for changes and trend, this analysis is then used for both internal positioning and for Deutsche Bank clients.
Jessica actively participates in industry consultations, lobbying and speaks at Deutsche Bank client education events on topics such as the recent SFC short position reporting requirements. Having moved to Hong Kong in January 2011, Jessica has worked for Deutsche since early 2009, initially in Compliance. She previously worked for Morgan Stanley and holds an MA in Law from the University of Cambridge.
Dean Ashley Owen
China Chief Representative
Newedge Shanghai Representative Office
In addition to his roll as China Chief Representative, Owen also acts as a Senior Advisor to CITIC Newedge Futures Co Ltd, a Shanghai based joint venture futures brokerage company and members of SHFE, CFFEX, DCE and CZCE.
Previous to relocating to China in 2008, Owen worked for Newedge in Singapore. Owen started his career in Tokyo broking currency options for Hatori-Marshalls, before moving to futures and options in 1994 for Credit Lyonnais Rouse. In 1997, Owen moved to Tokai Bank to work as a Senior Dealer and Interbank Marketer on Yen Fixed Income based in Singapore before moving back to Tokyo to work for Yagi Euro Nittan on Yen Swaps. In 2002, Owen moved back to futures for Carr Futures as Head of Sales, S.E. Asia where he remained through the legacy firm's transformation into Calyon Financial, and now the current Newedge. Owen brings almost 20 years experience in both buy and sell side covering a variety of asset classes.
Vice President, Head of Asia Pacific Trading
Ms. Quinn earned a Bachelor of Business (Finance and Law) from the University of Technology, Sydney. She started her career in finance with AMP Henderson Global Investors. In 2001, she joined a Alliance Capital as a senior trader. She became Head of Trading for AllianceBernstein Australia 2009 and in 2011 saw her responsibilities expand to include Asia Pacific fixed income and equities.
Emma is currently a member of Asia Trader Forum and is a member of the Sydney and Asia Advisory Boards for Quorum 15. Emma was inaugural chairperson of the Australian Buy-side Traders' advisory board and an active member of the ASX Buy-side Traders' Forum. Until recently Emma was co-chair FIX Protocol Limited- Australia Working Group.
Emma has featured in industry publications including FIXGlobal and The Trade Asia. She has also participated in numerous conferences including FPL conferences, Australasian Investor Relations Associations and TradeTech.
CTO & Co-Founder
Raymond is a founder of Corvil and co-inventor of its core technology. Since 2000, Raymond has played an instrumental role in building a strong company and product suite around the core Corvil technology, covering many areas such as network science, product management, technical sales, and field engineering.
As Chief Technology Officer, Raymond is focused on driving continued advancement and fulfilment of Corvil’s innovations with a focus on applications and infrastructure in capital markets. Recently, Raymond has led intensive investigations into latency issues impacting proprietary trading firm applications and utilised this experience to improve Corvil’s product offering.
Co-Chair of FPL Singapore Working Group, and
Sales Manager, Eze Castle Software
Laura Ryan is a Sales Manager for Eze Castle Software based in Singapore. She is responsible for APAC sales for the Order Management System and its modules. Prior to joining Eze Castle in 2012, Laura was with Tora Trading leading sales for SE Asia, India and Australia. After working with Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners in NY, Laura moved to Singapore in 2005 and became Head of Ecommerce at BGC Partners Asia overseeing distribution for electronic brokerage services for fixed income and FX products.
With her strong network in the Singapore financial market Laura has helped boost the Singapore FPL Working group’s presence with two successful FPL Briefings in 2010 and 2011 acting as the Event Committee Chair. Laura holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Economics from Bucknell University.
Joseph is responsible for Morgan Stanley's Electronic Trading (MSET) business in Asia Pacific. MSET provides algorithmic strategies, tools, and analytics for trading equities, foreign exchange, futures, and options throughout the world. Having joined Morgan Stanley in New York in 2000, Joseph has been based in Hong Kong since 2007. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Joseph was responsible for MSET's North American listed derivatives business. Joseph holds a degree in Finance and International Business from Fairfield University, Connecticut, USA.
Managing Director and Head of Liquidity Management
Jamie Selway is a Managing Director and Head of Liquidity Management at ITG. In this capacity, he is responsible for the firm's crossing, algorithmic trading and smart order routing trading units, and its derivatives business. In addition, Mr. Selway provides ITG clients with analysis of market structure and regulatory developments on a global basis and contributes to ITG’s business strategy. Prior to joining ITG, Mr. Selway was Managing Director at White Cap Trading, an institutional agency brokerage that he co-founded in 2003. He previously served as Chief Economist at electronic trading firm Archipelago and worked in equity derivatives research at Goldman Sachs. He currently serves as a Director of BATS Exchange, Inc., an Associate Editor of the Journal of Trading, and is a member of SIFMA’s Equity Markets and Trading Committee, STA’s Derivatives Committee, the Investment Traders Association of Philadelphia, and the National Organization of Investment Professionals.
Executive Director, Institutional Equity Division
Shamu Thambi joined Morgan Stanley's Electronic Trading Desk in 2008 and is responsible for the desk's liquidity strategy, alternative execution product suite and market structure content. His responsibilities also include the desk's broker dealer relationships and domestic Indian clients.
Shamu started his career at the erstwhile SalomonSmithBarney in Tokyo where he built and managed teams responsible for electronic trading systems across the Asian region.
Head of Trading
John is currently the Head of Trading at Senrigan Capital covering all asset classes and markets.
Before joining Senrigan Capital, he has been the Executive Director of Sales Trading at BNP Paribas for one year covering Pan Asian, multi-asset class.
Prior to that, he has been with Stark Investments for 8 years at a 15 billion USD hedge fund (at the time) trading for global multi-strat multi-asset desk. Traded US, Europe and Asian markets and was the head of Asian trading for 5 years, trading all asset classes and pan-Asian markets.
Director, Head of Electronic Execution Sales, Asia Pacific
Ben Valentine is a Director, Head of Electronic Execution Sales for Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. Prior to Hong Kong, Ben was based in Sydney where he ran the Citi Electronic Execution Sales desk for 7 years. Over the years, Ben has played an active role in market reform, working closely with both the buyside, sellside and local exchanges/regulators.
Lieven Van den Brande
Chief Operating Officer, Operations & Technology
Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange
Mr. Van den Brande brings 30 years of financial operations & technology expertise to HKMEx, leading the Operations & Technology team to launch a state-of-the-art trading platform in Asia. A well-respected industry veteran, Mr. Van den Brande possesses a broad track record of global and regional experience, ranging from business & technology management to financial technology consulting.
Prior to joining HKMEx, Mr. Van den Brande was Managing Director of Iflex Consulting (Asia-Pacific) Pte. Ltd., responsible for managing the company's strategy, management and development in the Asia-Pacific region. From 1998 to 2006 he was a founding partner of financial markets consultancy Capco. He launched and managed its Asia operations. Mr. Van den Brande joined Capco from IBM, where he was Global Business Development Manager for Capital Markets Solutions. During this period he played key roles in some of the major infrastructure projects such as CLS (Continuous Linked Settlement), the real time settlement system for foreign exchange trades and Deutsche Borse Clearing AG.
Chief Business Officer
Mr. V. Balasubramaniam (Bala) has more than 2 decades of experience in managing business and technology operations in the capital markets and derivatives market industry. He did his Masters in Commerce from the University of Mumbai and a Rank holder from the Institute of Costs and Works Accountants of India. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
He was part of the Core team involved in setting up the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and played a key role in the setting up of NSE trading systems for the Equity segment, creation of indices (Nifty 50), introduction of Certification program and Equity Derivatives market segment of NSE. Post his tenure at NSE, he joined the Reliance Group and worked there for a decade where he was involved in numerous initiatives including handling the automation efforts for various verticals in the group. He also set up and operated the brokerage business at Basis Point Securities and Basis Point Commodities as CEO which specialized in automated trading. He also has three successful startups to his credit. As Co-founder of Marketplace Technologies, he was a key driving force in building Marketplace Technologies into one of India's leading software and IT Services Company focused on stock, commodities, currency and derivatives markets. Marketplace Technologies was acquired by the Bombay Stock Exchange in September 2009 and he joined BSE as Head - Special Initiatives reporting into the MD & CEO. As part of this responsibility, he worked as the Chief Operating Officer of United Stock Exchange a start-up exchange on the Currency Derivatives market space and successfully managed the launch of this exchange till Nov 2010. Currently, he is part of BSE's Executive Management Committee and is the Chief Business Officer responsible for the Trading, Listings, Data and Index business. He also oversees the Training business which is housed under BSE Institute Limited as a board member. He also serves in numerous committees of the BSE.
Senior Vice President, Platform Development and Strategy
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. (HKEx)
Tae Seok Clement Yoo serves as Senior Vice President, Platform Development and Strategy which is responsible for identifying, evaluating and developing specific new initiatives, platforms, products and services with HKEx primary business units. He is also responsible for formulating HKEx's strategic plan and high-level strategy, as well as evaluating and pursuing, if appropriate, strategic alliances and partnerships with technology providers, industry participants and regional and global exchanges and trading platforms.
Yoo has 18 years of financial market and derivatives industry experience. Prior to joining HKEx, he served 15 years at CME Group as Special Advisor to Chief Operating Officer, Director of Equity Products and Asia Head of Strategic Sales with responsibilities for developing and executing CME Group’s business strategy. He also held various key roles in CME Group’s corporate development strategy and clearing house risk management division. Prior to joining CME, he was an Associate Vice President of Asia Business Development at Sumitomo Mitsui Bank (formerly Sakura Dellsher, Inc.) and at Goldman Sachs & Co. in Chicago.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame, MBA from the Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and GSAL program at the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. He has been named an inventor on nine U.S. patents on derivatives risk management applications.